20 Years Of Tall Tales is the title of the web series THE BLACK CROWES will roll out starting Tuesday, August 3rd, the street date for CROWEOLOGY (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records), their first-ever double album of all-acoustic material with new arrangements of their best-loved songs and deep cuts.
In a wide-ranging and freewheeling interview marking the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990's Shake Your Moneymaker, frontman Chris Robinson talks about where The Black Crowes - arguably one of the most misunderstood rock bands of all time - have been and where they are now.
Throughout the month of August, the band will release via their website, one webisode per day. It’s all here: the highs, the lows, controversies, arrests, feuds and more. 20 Years Of Tall Tales was directed and produced by John Vanover and filmed earlier this month at Robinson’s Los Angeles home.
• Did The Black Crowes - a band that has never played it musically or commercially safe and at times been crucified for it - really spend $1,000,000 recording an album (Tall) that went unreleased for more than a decade?
• What really happened in that Denver convenience store that led to Chris’ arrest?
• Why was the band really fired from the AEROSMITH tour before being reinstated?
• What really went on in the studio the night the band held a bacchanalia for the Amorica album?
• What really drives the relationship between Chris and his brother, guitarist Rich Robinson?
• How did the union of The Black Crowes and OASIS on the Tour Of Brotherly Love actually cancel out the feuds of both bands’ brothers?
• And what about the band’s recently announced lengthy hiatus that will begin when their upcoming Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys 2010 tour ends this year with an epic six-night stand in San Francisco at The Fillmore December 12th -19th?
Fasten your seat belts as The Black Crowes - Chris Robinson (vocals/guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Luther Dickinson (guitar) and Adam McDougall (keyboards) - share the ride in 20 Years Of Tall Tales.
The Black Crowes take flight like never before with their first-ever double album of all acoustic material, Croweology.
Due out Tuesday, August 3rd via band's label Silver Arrow through Megaforce Records, it features new arrangements of their best-loved songs and the band’s catalogue picks.
The iconic and influential band will celebrate the album’s release that evening with a performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and perform the next night, Wednesday, August 4th, on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Next, they’ll kick off a four-month North American tour August 13th. It will wrap December 19th with an epic six-night stand in San Francisco at The Fillmore December 12th - 19th, after which Chris Robinson (vocals/guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Luther Dickinson (guitar) and Adam McDougall (keyboards) will go on a lengthy hiatus to catch their collective breaths and spend time with their families.
Croweology spans The Black Crowes’ revered catalog with acoustic renditions of 20 songs from their two decades of cosmic rock 'n' roll. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990's Shake Your Moneymaker, Croweology gives listeners an intimate retrospective, stripping away these fan and band favorites like 'Jealous Again', 'Remedy', 'She Talks To Angels' and 'Wiser Time' to their very essence through brand new recordings, captured in 2009 at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles. Given its scope and bright approach, the Paul Stacey-produced Croweology is worth studying for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.
In order to thank fans for 20 years of support, Croweology will be priced at the cost of a single album. In addition, it will be available on vinyl and as an iTunes LP. Listeners will get their first taste of Croweology when 'Jealous Again' and 'Morning Song' hit radio this week.
Following the album's release, The Black Crowes will hit the road - with multiple nights in many key markets - on their Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys tour. In most cities, the band will perform for three hours: a 90-minute "Acoustic Hors D'oeuvres” set, followed by a 90-minute “Electric Reception with The Black Crowes".
While on tour, The Black Crowes will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on September 11th at the 32nd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show. The official induction will feature a live performance by The Black Crowes.
Presented by Friends of Georgia Music Festival, Inc, the evening will take place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in North Atlanta. The event marks the third decade that the non-profit organization has recognized Georgia’s accomplished artists and musicians for outstanding achievements.
The Black Crowes' complete live itinerary can be found at this location